CFI, agencies partner to clean up river’s Daily section

Canyonlands Field Institute is partnering with local land management agencies to host a one-day conservation service event to clean up the heavily used Daily section of the Colorado River.

The service project will take place Sept. 7 from Hittle Bottom Boat Ramp to BLM Take-out Boat Ramp (aka the “Daily”) section of the Colorado River. Volunteers will use gloves and trash bags to clear litter from water, campgrounds and banks of the river. CFI guides will lead volunteers down the river in rafts.

The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, DNR State Parks, and the Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office will partner for this event with representatives participating and contributing cleanup materials, boats and trailers.

The Moab Solid Waste Special Service District has agreed to accept the trash and recyclables for free.

Canyonlands Field Institute will provide lunch for all participants of the event, as well as a shuttle and transportation for those who want it.

“This is a great way for locals to get out on the river together and care for our Daily river stretch that sees very high use throughout the year. It is important for the community to help be stewards of our public lands to keep them healthy and vibrant,” said Kate Niederehe, development director at CFI.

To participate, volunteers must RSVP with Canyonlands Field Institute by Sept 3. Volunteers should bring refillable water bottles, sun protection, closed-toe shoes or sandals with ankle straps, and clothes that can get wet. Personal protection equipment including personal flotation device, transportation, shuttle, lunch and water will be provided by CFI. Volunteers must wear CFI PFDs if they ride in CFI or partner organization boats. Volunteers can earn credit toward future outdoor education programs with CFI.

Volunteers must be ages 6 or older. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the CFI main office located at 1320 South Hwy. 191 for a ride, or meet the group at 9 a.m. at Hittle Bottom Boat Ramp. For more information call CFI at 435-259-7750 or email [email protected] to RSVP.

CFI is a nonprofit, outdoor education organization founded in 1984 that promotes understanding of, connection to, and caring for the Colorado Plateau.